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Derby

PO Box 94
Derby WA 6728

Phone: (08) 9191 0999
Fax: (08) 9191 0998

Fitzroy Crossing

PO Box 101
Fitzroy Crossing WA 6765

Phone: (08) 9191 5355
Fax: (08) 9191 5085


Derby Emergency Services


Police

POLICE EMERGENCIES '000'

PO Box 137, Derby . . . . . . . . . . (08) 9191 1444
Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (08) 9193 1340
Office Hours . . . . . . . . 8.00 am-4.00 pm Mon-Fri

State Emergency Service

PO Box 505, Derby 6728
Unit Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(08) 9191 1501
Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (08) 9193 1100
Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0418 900 112

The State Emergency Service (SES) is the Hazard Management Authority for natural emergency situations such as flood, cyclone, storm damage, tsunami and earthquake.


The SES also responds to assist other organizations in general rescue situations such as finding missing persons and forsensic search.


The SES Derby Volunteer Unit has members who are trained to respond in these situations within the Derby Police District. The volunteers are available to assist the community in emergencies such as cyclone and storm damage clean up, general rescue and flood threat assistance.

Training for these events includes:

  • Communications - radio voice procedures and use of equipment
  • Map reading and navigation
  • General rescue
  • 4WD techniques and recovery
  • Working in an emergency operations centre
  • Flood boat operation
  • Chainsaw and storm damage operations
  • Land and air search

The Unit welcomes interested new members who are dedicated and willing to volunteer their precious time to help the community. If you would like to join, ring the SES phone number above or come to the Unit on training night.


Training courses are usually held on weekends and followed up with practice at the Unit. The courses are held at one of the Kimberley FESA/SES units or in the field where practical training is needed. Derby SES also has regular training exercise in the field (out bush) to give members a taste of the 'real thing'.


Training nights are currently held each week on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Unit located on the corner of Sutherland Street and Derby Highway.


At the beginning of 2012, training will move to the first and third Wednesday and fourth Sunday of each month to allow for those who can't make it during the week.


Volunteer Fire Brigade

PO Box 83, Derby . . . . . . . . . . .(08) 9193 1194
Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (08) 9193 1685
EMERGENCIES ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 000

The Derby Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services role is to Protect the Community and their property from fires within their homes and surrounding scrub fires.


They are also trained to attend vehicle accidents, hazardous chemical spills, public education, fire reduction programs and to assist other emergency service agencies, ie Bush Fire Brigade and The State Emergency Service.


Training is conducted every Monday Night at 7.00pm at the Fire Station on the corner of Sutherland Street and Derby Highway by the local Officer in Charge. There are also opportunities to train at Perth and other towns in the Kimberley.


Is's not all work, they enjoy the occasional BBQ and odd refreshments after training.


The Derby Fire and Rescue also run 'The Derby Mud Football' each year to coincide with the Boab Festival. It is played on a makeshift pitch dug on the Rowan St. Marsh. It is a game that can be enjoyed by everyone.


If you are interested in joining come down to the station on Monday night or Saturday afternoon at 4.00pm


Bush Fire Service of WA

Bush fires are a major threat to the pastoral industry and the ecology of the Kimberley. Every year more and more of the countryside is burnt in wildfires. To protect the environment, controlled burning is conducted between April and June under direction of the Bush Fire Service. All wild fires should be reported to the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley.


Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA)


Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.fesa.wa.gov.au
District Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kim Maldon
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (08) 9158 3200
Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (08) 9153 6744
Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0409 442 259

Derby Volunteer Marine Rescue Group


Currently the membership stands at around 40, however the need for young enthusiastic volunteers will always be an ongoing requirement for the Club to flourish. The primary role of the DVMRG is to assist the boating public in the event of a serious incident at sea. It is important that all boat owners, (both private owners and businesses), in Derby are aware of DVMRG's existence, what it stands for and how they can best assist in its operation. It is also desirable to have all boat owners become active members. Boat owners should register their trip with DVMRG.


Information required at time of launch either by phone or radio is as follows:

  • boat's name & call sign,
  • boat's specification - ie 6.6m half-cabin, white hull,
  • ETD & point of departure,
  • ETA & point of arrival,
  • number of people on board (specify adults/children),
  • fuel carried,
  • any other special requirements, ie radio schedules.
Radio Operator . . . . . . . . . . . .(08) 9191 1100
After Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 959 376
Derby Base Radio Centre Phone . . . . (08) 9191 1316
Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (08) 9191 1316

The Radio base is not always manned. Please telephone to arrange coverage prior to leaving - the answering machine will advise you of the contact number to call (A/H 0419 959 376).


DVMRG Details
Station Call sign:
Derby Rescue on VHF/27mhz
VMR694 (spoken as 'Victor Mike Romeo Six Nine Four') on MF/HF
Frequencies as follows:
VHF - Ch 16 Calling
27 mhz - Ch 88 calling, move to Ch 90 / Ch 96
MF/HF - 2182, 4620, 4856 Club
(5300 w/ends and 1600 daily RFDS)

Secretary: Jane Edwards . . . . . . . (08) 9191 1874

Emergency Services

Derby Emergency Services
Fitzroy Crossing Emergency Services
Cyclone Preparedness
Fire Safety
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